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One-Sided Book Printing Options

... means twice the paper, and a wider spine.

Although the vast majority of books are printed two-sided, we offer specialty one-sided printing upon request.

It is important to note, however, that 1-sided printing requires twice as much paper as 2-sided printing, thereby increasing the cost of the order.

For example, if a book or booklet with 100 pages is printed 2-sided, it uses 50 sheets total. (Each "sheet" has two sides - a front and a back. Therefore, 1 sheet = 2 pages.) If that same 100 page book is printed 1-sided, however, it will use 100 sheets total. (For 1-sided books only, 1 sheet = 1 page.)

1-sided Book Printing

If that explanation confuses you, no problem - just call 48 Hour Books customer service (1.800.231.0521), and we'll be happy to explain it in more detail, and we can calculate your price of 1-sided printing for you.

What's the cost of specialty & single-sided book printing?

Book Size Extra Cost for Printing 1-sided
Books up to 6 x 9
50#, 60# or 70# white offset .7¢ (7/10) per page per book
60# or 70# cream offset 1¢ per page per book
80# or 100# silk, gloss or white offset 1.4¢ per page per book
Books up to 6 x 9
50#, 60# or 70# white offset 1.2¢ per page per book
60# or 70# cream offset 1.7¢ per page per book
80# or 100# silk, gloss or white offset 2.4¢ per page per book

For example, if your book was 5.5 x 8.5, and printed on 60# white offset, the EXTRA charge for 1-sided printing would be:

120 page book .007 x 120 = $0.84 per book
200 page book .007 x 200 = $1.40 per book
350 page book .007 x 350 = $2.45 per book

But again, please remember, single-sided printing is very rare. You would need a very good reason to print your book 1-sided.

If you'd like one-sided printing, simply tell us in the "Comments" section of the order form along with any other specialty book printing requests.